Forget chocolate! We showcase the advent calendars you really should be investing in for December 2022 - just released by big name brands Liberty and Charlotte Tilbury.
If you're looking for one of this year's best beauty advent calendars or best perfume advent calendars - then you're in luck. Two of last year's best-sellers have been revamped and released for 2022, featuring brand new products and sleek festive designs to help you celebrate the countdown to Christmas in style.
Skincare obsessives won't be able to resist the Liberty beauty advent calendar - packed full of cult products from the likes of Votary, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Malin + Goetz and Sunday Riley. Whilst the name Charlotte Tilbury sparks joy for many a make-up devotee - so what could be more "fabulous darling" than unboxing 12 of her must-have products in December via her covetable advent calendar? (which includes her famous magic cream).
One thing's for sure - much like the No7 beauty advent calendar and the always popular M&S beauty advent calendar - these offerings won't be around for long, so it's worth snapping them up early. We talk you through what to expect from each calendar and how to get your hands on them. Plus, our Beauty Editors share why they rate them.
1. Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 - View at Liberty
RRP: £245 | Delivery: Up to 7 working days | Available: Now
The Beauty Buyers at Liberty have selected their 30 best products to include in this year's beauty advent calendar. Including 20 full-size products (a rare find in the beauty advent field), it's worth a staggering £1,065 but can be yours for just £245.
"If you buy one beauty advent calendar, I'd recommend Liberty's option," Rhiannon Derbyshire, Senior Beauty Editor at Goodto.com tells us. "They were one of the first to do it, and it's still one of the best. It includes iconic products from luxury brands, and not one dud amongst them. Plus, you can re-use the gorgeous packaging for the next few years, filling the drawers with little treats or sweets for next December."
A peek inside the Liberty beauty advent calendar reveals skin, hair, make-up and fragrance goodies. We've got our eyes on the Le Labo parfum and Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum. We'll also be treating our locks to products by Aveda and Sam McKnight and incorporating Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment into our self care regime.
Liberty have gone one step further and have hidden a Golden Ticket inside one of the drawers in five calendars. And if you're the lucky recipient of one you'll receive £1000 to spend exclusively at Liberty.
2. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 - View at Charlotte Tilbury
RRP: £150 | Delivery: Free standard delivery | Available: Now
In the words of the celebrated make-up artist herself "look and feel like a star this holiday season". Charlotte Tilbury's beauty advent boasts 12 of her best-selling products for you to try - including 5 full size. It's worth £244 but you can snap it up for £150 all together.
“There’s a reason why Charlotte Tilbury is the red carpet make-up brand of choice for A list stars - her products make skin look lit from within, as if airbrushed," says Goodto's Beauty Editor Stephanie Maylor. "The advent calendar is a treasure trove of Charlotte’s best-sellers from the award-winning Beauty Light Wand - a dreamy, glow-giving highlighter - to a miniature version of Charlotte’s Magic Cream, which is a personal favourite of mine. It’s a next-level moisturiser that makes skin look brighter and plumper."
Hiding behind Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars are products for lips, eyes and cheeks, plus beauty treats to achieve that Tilbury glow. Shape brows with Charlotte's Brow Fix and layer lashes with Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara. Then after your night time cleansing and toning session, apply a few drops of Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir followed by her iconic Magic Cream.
We also recommend heading over to the Charlotte Tilbury Instagram page to check out tutorials on how to apply and use your new calendar products. With 5.1 million followers and counting - this is one woman who knows how to give good face.
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Rhiannon Derbyshire is the Senior Beauty Editor for Goodto, Woman & Home and other publications. She’s specialised in writing about beauty, fashion, interiors and health - though beauty remains her favourite topic. She lives in south London, and can often be found pootling around the commons while listening to a podcast.
Stephanie is a Beauty Editor across five national women’s magazine titles, with more than fifteen years’ experience working within the beauty industry. She has been shortlisted for multiple awards at the J&J Beauty Journalism Awards, and was the runner-up at the Wella Hair Journalism Awards in 2009. She has written for many brands, including Grazia, Now, More!, Fabulous, Woman & Home, NW, Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly, Essentials, Best, Chat, Pick Me Up and OK! Online.
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Emily Stedman is the former Features Editor for GoodTo covering all things TV, entertainment, royal, lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Boasting an encyclopaedic knowledge on all things TV, celebrity and royals, career highlights include working at HELLO! Magazine and as a royal researcher to Diana biographer Andrew Morton on his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. In her spare time, Emily can be found eating her way around London, swimming at her local Lido or curled up on the sofa binging the next best Netflix show.
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